A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit areas near the Taiwan Strait at 07:57 am Monday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter was monitored at 23.28 degrees north latitude and 118.60 degrees east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 20 km, the CENC said in a statement. A series of tremors were detected at 3.6-, 3.4-, 4.5- and 3.8-magnitude following the 8 am seismic event. No casualties have been reported at the time of writing. Earthquakes are of frequent occurrence in Taiwan Strait but most are minimal at magnitude and usually cause little to no damage.
November 26, 2018
6.2-magnitude quake hits Taiwan Strait